Category Archives: Race Issues
From 1389: http://1389blog.com/
How stupid are they?
Well…according to the Left In America, Blacks find obtaining a photo id waaaay beyond their capabilities, even though you can get one from your state government very easily at no cost to you.
So…logically, taking into account how easy it is to get a photo id plus the fact that the Left thinks Blacks don’t have the skillset needed to obtain one, we can only conclude that the Left In America thinks BLACKS ARE FUCKIN’ STUPID.
They’re such morons that they can’t get to a local government office, such as the DMV/RMV, and get themselves one.
This is what the Left is telling us in the arguments they make against laws mandating a person show a photo id before they can cast a ballot.
Wake up my brothers and sisters. They think you all are retarded. They think you’re Dupes.
[Now, there is a group of Blacks and other minorities who believe the Left is only opposing photo ids as a requirement to vote because that situation makes it easier to commit voter fraud, and these minorities love the idea of giving it to 'The Man'. After all, they say if you probe them long enough, it's payback time for Whitey and his friends. They've been oppressed for hundreds of years and it's time to oppress back. Ahhh...corruption...]
The Federal Courts have been handing down rulings lately that overturn Voter ID Laws passed in the Several States, so infested with Leftists and Leftist Thinking has that judicial system become.
How to resist this Tyrannical branch of the national government?
Jeff Goldstein has a damn good idea:
Governors in states that have passed voter ID laws should — and yes, I mean this and would support it 100% — declare the federal judiciary’s rulings obscene and maintain the laws the citizens of the state voted into place in lieu of any further appeals.
It’s time for states to say no to judicial oligarchy, especially when to defer to it is to negate the will of those they represent and to agree to federal insistence that states have no right to employ mechanisms by which to protect the franchise of its citizens.
Let some federal judge then rule that ALL of the affected states votes are thereby nullified as a result of that state’s refusal to surrender its sovereignty to some activist hack. See how well that goes over as a matter of constitutional law.
One more cycle of progressive rule and we’re done. Now is the time to stand up and [say] no, particularly as I’m almost certain elections are being swayed not just by Evan Thomas’s infamous 15-point media swing, but by voter fraud, be it multiple votes in multiple jurisdictions, or votes being cast by illegals or some proxy for those who have long since shuffled off this mortal coil — and in so doing, invariably turned Democrat in the afterlife.
As I’ve declared here many times: if there is any hope for the non-violent Restoration of our Freedom and Liberties, it lies in the Several States.
It is a fading hope, but is it not worth a try? Remember the words of Frederick The Great: ‘L’audace, toujours de l’audace! / Rogues, would you live forever?’
Is the goal of making some states go Outlaw worth a shot, so that, maybe — just maybe — we can avoid having to fire shots?
Refugium inveniemus in provinciis [Find refuge in the provinces]
From TCOTS: http://thecampofthesaints.org/
What Cliven Bundy Said was Quite Clear – Blacks were Slaves to Cotton, now They Are Slaves to the Democratic Party. Slaves all the Same.
Cliven Bundy, the Nevada rancher who has been at the center of one of those periodic heartland standoffs that totally baffle and enrage the American elite, is now the also the center of an all-too-typical American elite Politically Correct
hysteria about, you guessed it, “racism.”
Bundy, in Robert E. Lee’s wonderful phrase, is not a professional soldier but a citizen who has taken up arms for his country, and he may yet be mau maued into performing the usual pointless ritual grovel, but as pointed out here by Paul Kersey at the time of the Paula Deen hysteria, this stuff is wearing very thin. (Kersey was proved right by the subsequent Duck Dynasty hysteria, when alpha duck Phil Robertson simply faced down the Cultural Marxist mob).
More importantly, as I said at greater length last fall, unless the extraordinary power of this “racism” smear is faced and discredited, American immigration patriots cannot begin to reclaim their country.
Needless to say, the putative professionals who have been supporting, or at least profiting, from Bundy are now running for the hills. [SeeA List of Cliven Bundy's Supporters, Now That We Know He's a Pro-Slavery Racist, by Arit John, Abby Olsheiser, TheWire.com, April 24, 2014]. This emphatically includes Senator Rand Paul, who is quoted continuing his ignominious slide into self-defeating left-libertarianism by intoning piously that “His remarks on race are offensive and I wholeheartedly disagree with him.”
(One remarkable exception: Arizona state Sen. Kelli Ward wrote in an e-mail to The Washington Post:
Apparently he has some thoughts that aren’t shared by many Americans. He is free to think and speak as he chooses (even if it may offend) and we are free to listen (or not) and form our own opinions. I am thankful for our amazing Constitution and the 1st Amendment right to freedom of speech — if I don’t agree, I don’t seek to silence or shame the speaker or to paint his associates with the broad brush of collective condemnation.
Rand Paul and other Republican leaders back away from Bundy, By Jaime Fuller, Washington Post, April 24, 2014.
(Ward did add that she “disagrees with Bundy’s statements to the [New York Times]” But she pioneered here an impregnable line of defense that the all the Republican Party’s high-priced consultants apparently couldn’t come up with.)
There are only two points to be made about this ridiculous witch hunt:
- Cliven Bundy’s other views are utterly irrelevant to his dispute with the Federal Bureau of Land Management.
VDARE.com has not previously commented on the Bundy vs. BLM story because of our single-minded focus on immigration and the National Question. For what it’s worth, my own cursory reading suggests Bundy may well be legally in the wrong, arguably on technicalities, but the federal reaction was extraordinary and further evidence of the disturbing brutalization of U.S. law enforcement, which combines paradoxically with its abject collapse in other areas i.e. border security. After Ruby Ridge and Waco, nothing can be ruled out.
Nevertheless, Bundy’s comments about blacks are completely irrelevant to the legal and moral issues raised by his dispute with the federal government. There is absolutely no reason why the people who supported him before should not go on supporting him now—except, of course, cowardice and stupidity.
To give an historical parallel: during World War I, the campaign to save the Irish nationalist Sir Roger Casement from execution for conspiring to have Germany arm what ultimately became the Easter Rising was derailed by leaked evidence that he was a promiscuous pederast. Strictly speaking, of course, Casement’s sexuality was irrelevant to the question of whether or not he should be hanged for treason. But at that time, it was decisive.
- What EXACTLY is wrong with what Cliven Bundy said anyway?
Here is his entire statement, as lovingly recorded by the New York Times’ Adam Nagourney [A Defiant Rancher Savors the Audience That Rallied to His Side, April 23, 2014]:
“I want to tell you one more thing I know about the Negro,” he said. Mr. Bundy recalled driving past a public-housing project in North Las Vegas, “and in front of that government house the door was usually open and the older people and the kids — and there is always at least a half a dozen people sitting on the porch — they didn’t have nothing to do. They didn’t have nothing for their kids to do. They didn’t have nothing for their young girls to do.
“And because they were basically on government subsidy, so now what do they do?” he asked. “They abort their young children, they put their young men in jail, because they never learned how to pick cotton. And I’ve often wondered, are they better off as slaves, picking cotton and having a family life and doing things, or are they better off under government subsidy? They didn’t get no more freedom. They got less freedom.”
Rich Lowry [Send him mail] Editor of the post-purge National Review, eager to burnish his credentials as a house-broken MSM Token Conservative, says “This is so stupid and noxious it isn’t really worth rebutting.”
But, of course it’s not, as the links helpfully added by VDARE.com show—if you actually think, as oppose to emoting (and, in Lowry’s case, truckling). It makes a series of factual
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Conservatives, libertarians, Classical Liberals!
Come one! Come all! And get your Raaaaacism ID Card!
It will cost you nothing for the honor of you being shown for what you are!
Over at Protein Wisdom, Darleen Click has published a brief post that succinctly dissects and demolishes the campaign by the Left [with help from Useful Idiot Quislings supposedly on the Right] to Balkanize this country through an unrelenting campaign of real and actual False Consciousness [not the fantasy Marxist version].
Very few posts are truly deserving of ‘must-read’ status, although many are labeled as such, but Darleen’s is one of them.
What we are being fundamentally changed to is a racial spoils system, where individuals must cling to a group identity in order to be “authentic” and socially acceptable. And the group Rulers will be solely in charge of defining the correct thought systems for the members.
It is through such a spoils system [as with all spoils systems since at least the days of Rome] that the Left In America can kill two birds with one stone, as it were. By splitting people up by race, by making them think they have little worth unless they identify with a race-based group:
1) they can more easily reward such relatively small groups with bribes and, therefore, control them because said groups will become dependent vassals of the supplier; and
2) they can help along their scheme to sow Chaos in American Society by destroying the idea of an American Identity in favor of identity by racial group [ie: 'Balkanization'], a Chaotic state that will make it easier for the Left to corral the people eventually under the white-knighted beacons of Order…and Control.
I’ve used many terms to describe this system before, including ‘vile’, ‘disgusting’, and wretched, but, what it is above all, is Evil.
From TCOTS: http://thecampofthesaints.org/
Maureen A. Craig and Jennifer A. Richeson
In all the Main Stream Media propaganda about the desperate need for an Amnesty/Immigration Surge bill, you never hear that the bill will speed up the day when whites are a minority. The research of Northwestern University psychologists Maureen A. Craig [Email her] (a white woman) and Jennifer A. Richeson [Email her](an African-American) shows why [On the Precipice of a “Majority-Minority” America: Perceived Status Threat From the Racial Demographic Shift Affects White Americans’ Political Ideology, Psychological Science April 3, 2014]. Shockingly, it turns out that the great majority of white Americans are not at all like neocon Ben Wattenberg who famously asserted that “The non-Europeanization of America is heartening news of an almost transcendental quality.” [The Good News Is The Bad News Is Wrong, p. 84.] In fact, white Americans are afraid of becoming a minority. Being told about their impending minority status provokes whites to endorse attitudes linked to the political Right.
The title of the Craig-Richeson paper is itself interesting. The standard dictionary definitionof “precipice” is “the brink of a dangerous or disastrous situation”—which is exactly what Cassandras have been saying about the impending minority status of whites. Giving up majority status in a democracy has obvious grave implications. No ethnic group in history has ever voluntarily become a minority. Israel, for example, is fixated on Palestinian birthrates and absolutely opposed to a “Right of Return” for dispossessed Palestinians. Given that Palestinians are already a majority in the “de facto state of Israel,” a one-state solution would mean that, if Israel remained a democracy, the Palestinians would govern. And that would mean the end of Israel as a Jewish state.
Being a minority is always problematic given the reality of ethnic conflict throughout history. This is particularly so when groups harbor historical grudges (e.g., slavery and Jim Crow for African Americans, anti-Semitism for Jews). It is especially worrisome in the case of America because the grievance industry promoted by elites in the MSM, the legal profession, and academe systematically blames “White racism” for all the problems of non-Whites.
Needless to say, despite Craig-Richeson’s use of the word “precipice”, they do not view whites’ impending minority status as problematic. Indeed, they are eager suggest ways to make Whites complacent about their impending status.
The theoretical framework for the Craig-Richeson paper emphasizes the general finding that people who feel threatened tend to adopt more conservative views. Studies show that whites adopt more conservative political views not only after terrorist events like 9/11, but also when they live closer to black Americans:
[A]n analysis of voter-registration data for Louisiana parishes revealed that the larger the percentage of Blacks in a parish, the greater the percentage of Whites who were registered as Republicans and the lower the percentage of Whites who were registered as Democrats.
But it’s still very easy for most Whites to avoid the costs of diversity and multiculturalism—”out of sight, out of mind.” The Craig-Richeson study reinforces this observation.
In their first experiment, subjects (all experiments used only whites) were told that California had become a “majority minority” state, while control subjects were told that there were now approximately as many Hispanics as blacks in the US. The experimental subjects reported they leaned more toward the Republican Party and toward more conservative opinions, and this effect was increased among subjects who lived closer to California.
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Funny Thing: Coming Or Going—Gentrifying Or Fleeing—It’s Always Whitey’s Fault!
Spike Lee’s notorious February 25 lecture at Brooklyn’s Pratt Institute in honor of Black History Month., was an expletive-filled, overtly racial, hypocritical rant. During the supposed Q&A, Lee jettisoned the format and steamrolled the adoring liberal white attendees:
Here’s the thing: I grew up here in Fort Greene. I grew up here in New York. It’s changed. And why does it take an influx of white New Yorkers in the south Bronx, in Harlem, in Bed Stuy, in Crown Heights for the facilities to get better? The garbage wasn’t picked up every [bleepin’] day when I was living in 165 Washington Park. P.S. 20 was not good. P.S. 11. Rothschild 294. The police weren’t around. When you see white mothers pushing their babies in strollers, three o’clock in the morning on 125th Street [NS: highly unlikely], that must tell you something….
Then comes the [bleepin’] Christopher Columbus Syndrome. You can’t discover this! We been here. You just can’t come and bogart [steal]. There were brothers playing [bleepin’] African drums in Mount Morris Park for 40 years and now they can’t do it anymore because the new inhabitants said the drums are loud. My father’s a great jazz musician. He bought a house in nineteen-[bleepin’]-sixty-eight, and the [bleepin’] people moved in last year and called the cops on my father….
Nah. You can’t do that…. You have to come with respect. There’s a code. There’s people. …
And we had the crystal ball, mother [bleepin]’ Do the Right Thing with John Savage’s character, when he rolled his bike over Buggin’ Out’s sneaker. I wrote that script in 1988. He was the first one. How you walking around Brooklyn with a Larry Bird jersey on? You can’t do that. Not in Bed Stuy.
[Spike Lee’s Amazing Rant Against Gentrification: ‘We Been Here!’ by Joe Coscarelli, New York Magazine, February 25, 2014]
It’s important to note that the New York Magazine editor who called Lee’s rant “amazing” was not being ironic. Liberal whites must always re-define racist black behavior as something positive, anodyne, or just misrepresented and misunderstood, probably by white racists.
Of course, Lee’s position would only make sense if he still lived in the Fort Greene neighborhood he’d grown up in. In fact, he fled it back in 2000, to live far away from blacks in a $32 million mansion on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. [“Spike Lee’s Upper East Side mansion hits market at $32 million,” by Matt Chaban, New York Daily News, February 2, 2014]
But while Lee insists upon his own right to enter elite white neighborhoods, he simultaneously claims that whites should be banned from so much as wearing a Larry Bird jersey in a “black” neighborhood. Lee’s definition of “respect” isn’t English, but the black street thug version: submission to threats of physical force.
What Lee advocates is Politically Correct asymmetrical apartheid—blacks can live anywhere, but they can also maintain (through force) segregated black neighborhoods. [“Spike Lee and other sentimental segregationists,” by Harry Siegel, New York Daily News, March 4, 2014]
What’s worse is that Lee’s hypocritical tribalism is in line with what our rulers have been imposing on us for 60 years. Government at all levels moves with ruthless fanaticism to destroy any neighborhoods that are “too white.” Even Republicans get in the act—like Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead strategizing to culturally enrich his largely white state with Somali “refugees.”
Those pushing these policies live far away from the consequences they create. Like Lee, they say “Diversity for thee, but not for me.”
None of the nine white Supreme Court justices of the unanimous Brown decision lived among integration/diversity. Nor did the committee that helped federal judge Arthur Garrity “integrate” Boston’s public schools via forced busing during the 1970s. [“Busing’s Boston Massacre,” Hoover Institution, November 1, 1998]
Diversity-hustling white journalists typically live in virtually black-free areas in places like Bethesda and Potomac, Maryland. The journalists and Catholic Church functionaries who denounced Frank Borzellieri all live in lily-white areas—in one case, the same neighborhood as American Renaissance’s Jared Taylor.
The justification for sweeping government action on desegregation, busing, anti-white racial preferences, and demographic change is what the U.S. Supreme Court called in Bakke the “compelling state interest” of diversity. But the very people who push it seem the most eager to forgo its blessings.
What holds the whole scheme together is simply white guilt. While it is fashionable to sneer at white-driven gentrification, other propagandists condemn “white flight” for supposedly causing high black crime rates and economic collapse.
For example, former crime reporter David Simon created the TV show The Wire, a supposedly realistic look at crime and policing in Baltimore. During a documentary promoting the show, Simon asserted that social scientists had proved that when a formerly white neighborhood reached six percent black, the whites all pulled up stakes and left, as if whites said, ‘We won’t tolerate this level of black neighbors.’ Simon gravely nodded, after stating his pseudo-fact, as if to say, ‘You see how racist whites are?’
The simple truth: whites are fleeing the black violence, not causing it.
A revealing look at how “diversity” destroys communities is the 1998 book Left Behind in Rosedale, by sociologist Scott Cummings. This mainstream, academic work covers the destruction of Fort Worth TX’s formerly white, crime-free, University Heights neighborhood.
It’s a familiar tale. Middle-class blacks moved in, used the now desegregated neighborhood as a stepping stone, and moved on. They were followed by the underclass, who imposed a reign of racial terror on the aging whites who didn’t flee. Atrocities included the rape and murder of elderly women, in one case through shoving a broom handle down a woman’s throat.
The Fort Worth PD failed to protect the whites, the MSM ignored their plight and—as Cummings recounts—his academic colleagues positively reveled in the whites’ suffering.
But the reaction of liberal whites is far different if it is whites themselves who are changing neighborhoods. Usually middle/upper-middle class whitea buy up properties cheaply in depressed areas, and improve and profit off them. These “gentrifiers” often start out in working-class white neighborhoods, such as Brooklyn’s Park Slope, but soon run out of white areas, and have no choice but to wade into black communities, like Manhattan’s Harlem, Brooklyn’s Fort Greene, various parts of Baltimore, and other dilapidated, black-run cities.
Many urban dwelling gentrifying whites are socially liberal—which leads to awkward encounters once they actually encounter “diversity.” Recently, a lesbian Baltimore gentrifier, Tracey Halvorsen, came out of the closet about the black-on-white racial violence, in a searing personal essay. [“Baltimore City, You’re Breaking My Heart,” Tracey Halvorsen, Medium, February 6, 2014] Halvorsen inspired other Baltimore gentrifiers to recount their own harrowing experiences with blacks. But she also received the predictably hysterical blowback about how black crime is actually her fault, because of “inequality.” [“Some or All Fears: ‘Breaking My Heart’ Post Sparks Debate,” City Paper, February 7, 2014]. Suitably chastened, Halvorsen swiftly bent the knee, condemned those who had shown her support, and leapt back into the closet, pulling the door tightly behind her.
Even a liberal female homosexual, if she’s white, can do no right. Whites are racist if they move out of black neighborhoods because of black crime – or even notice black crime at all. But they are also racist if they move into black neighborhoods.
It’s a long drop from “for ourselves and our posterity” to public policy driven by the insecurities of people like Spike Lee.
Integration and diversity was never about improving the lives of blacks. It is about destroying the communities of whites—and creating a dysfunctional, dependent wreck in the place of the historic American nation.
Nicholas Stix [email him] is a New York City-based journalist and researcher, much of whose work focuses on the nexus of race, crime, and education. He spent much of the 1990s teaching college in New York and New Jersey. His work has appeared in Chronicles, The New York Post, Weekly Standard, Daily News, New York Newsday, American Renaissance, Academic Questions, Ideas on Liberty and many other publications. Stix was the project director and principal author of the NPI report, The State of White America-2007. He blogs at Nicholas Stix, Uncensored.
The percentage of the wealth we create that is confiscated by the government is crippling, but at least our money is spent more creatively by the pointy-headed liberal social engineers in charge than we would ever spend it ourselves. For example, how many of us would think to spend our money brainwashing ourselves into racial self-hatred?
Wisconsin taxpayers could be forced to spend tens of thousands of dollars to help fund a White Privilege Conference next month in downtown Madison.
Madison will pay $1,500 to co-sponsor the four-day event, which tries to attract teachers, university faculty, activists and high school and college students to “dismantle this system of white supremacy, white privilege and oppression.”
The taxpayer-supported Madison Area Technical College and University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire also are listed as co-sponsors.
A fund amassed by bureaucrats by taxing hotel rooms will also be applied.
The total taxpayer responsibility could increase even further, however, depending on the number of teachers and school officials who use the opportunity for professional development.
Adding up registration fees, hotel rooms, and the annual dinner,
each administrator or faculty member who travels from out-of-town and stays for the entire conference could cost taxpayers more than $850.
But that’s nothing compared to the cost of these people going back to their schools and pouring the toxic ideology of the White Privilege Conference straight into unwitting children’s brains.
WPC founder Eddie Moore Jr. told Minnesota’s MSR Online in 2011 he hopes the event will help people understand that “white supremacy, white privilege, racism and other forms of oppression are designed for your destruction — designed to kill you.”
This isn’t just about teaching whites to hate themselves for their ancestors’ accomplishments. It’s about teaching nonwhites to hate whites too.
Moore is a race hustler along the lines of Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, and Jeremiah Wright. When it comes to spreading malevolent hate-whitey ideology, he has the federal government behind him.
The ideology of white privilege also has been found in guides promoted and approved by Common Core State Standards experts, according to an investigation by EAGnews.org.
The worst fate that could befall you is to be turned against yourself, because nothing could make you weaker. That’s why those who hate America enough to want it “fundamentally transformed” turn the population against itself with the doctrine of racial self-hatred.
There has never been a greater threat to this society than the propaganda our liberal rulers force us to finance feeding to children.
On a tip from Bill T.
From MB: http://moonbattery.com/
If you want to find a real bigot, look for someone who excuses the appalling behavior of Richard Sherman of the Seattle Seahawks on the unspoken grounds that you can’t expect blacks to show any dignity or sportsmanship. Such narrow-minded racists include Sherman himself:
Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman said he was bothered and disappointed that he was called a “thug” after his crazed post-game rant on Sunday because he said it seems like “thug” is the “accepted way of calling somebody the N-word nowadays.”
The thuggish rant that appalled the nation after Seattle’s playoff win over San Francisco last weekend may have been contrived. Sherman rose out of the sewers of Compton to get high grades at Stanford. The enraged gorilla demeanor on display probably doesn’t reflect the real Richard Sherman.
Uh oh, now I’ve done it. No one is allowed to compare blacks to enraged gorillas, even when they go out of their way to act like them. If it’s up to Sherman, we won’t be able to call them thugs either. Any extreme of poor behavior must be tolerated, lest we be accused of political incorrectness.
Hopefully no one is missing the irony that this bizarre attitude encourages blacks to behave like thugs, or the even greater irony that the politically correct are the true bigots by implying that barbarous behavior is so inherent to blackness that to criticize it in a black is racist.
Say a Korean went off like Sherman and people observed that he was behaving like a thug. Would that be a thought crime? No, because PC thought police don’t secretly associate Koreans with thugs.
Sherman added, “You fight it for so long, and to have it come back up and people start to use it again, it’s really, it’s frustrating.”
Here’s an idea: if you don’t like being called a thug, stop acting like one. When you do act like one, say you are sorry instead of thuggishly trying to intimidate people with the race card into accepting the unacceptable.
Graphic compliments of Stormfax.
From MB: http://moonbattery.com/
Maybe if it had been committed by the Duke lacrosse team, you would have heard of this atrocity by now, but it happened five years ago in another country. Amanda Marcotte probably didn’t notice:
Jamie Paterson, 17: “I was lying down and I could hear them undoing the TV and then throwing it across and then something fell on me. I thought it was the TV, but it was my mother. And then I looked up. And then they dragged her away again and the carpet was covered in blood. They kept saying to my father, ‘We are going to kill you, we are going to kill you now.’ . . .
Alan Paterson (her father): “She was bargaining her flute, she was bargaining her [school] badge. She was doing it, almost knowing what was going to happen to her was almost inevitable.”
Jamie: “He said to me ‘I’m HIV positive. But you’re young, I don’t want to ruin your life. So if you could just give me gold. I want gold, money and I want your gun.’I said to him, ‘We don’t have it.’ He hit me around the head and said, ‘No, you have a gun, don’t lie to me.’”
Bronwyn Paterson (her mother): “They started to fight over her and I knew she was going to be raped.”
Jamie: “And then he took me into the bathroom and locked me in and raped me there.”
You never heard of Jamie Paterson or the criminal gang that attacked her, and I never heard about it either until I saw a video interview with Jamie, which was included at the end of a long post Kathy Shaidle wrote in July about another violent criminal gang:
During the 1950s Mandela was banned, arrested and imprisoned for challenging apartheid . . . and, following the 1960 banning of the ANC, he went underground . . .
During this time, he and other ANC leaders formed its armed wing — Umkhonto we Sizwe (MK). . . .
That “armed wing” carried out terror attacks at shopping centers, movie theaters and other civilian targets . . .
And when Mandela was arrested, the authorities claimed to have uncovered “210,000 hand grenades, 48,000 anti-personnel mines, 1,500 time devices, 144 tons of ammonium nitrate, 21.6 tons of aluminium powder and 1 ton of black powder.”
Governments around the world, such as the ones in the U.S. and Great Britain, placed the ANC on their terror lists, along with the PLO, the IRA and the FLQ.
You really should read the whole thing at PJ Media, because it explains how the violent terrorist Nelson Mandela got an image makeover with the help of liberal celebrities in America and England who jumped aboard the anti-apartheid crusade when it became a fashionable cause in the late 1980s. None of those celebrities live in South Africa, of course, and none of them gave a damn about the epidemic of violent crime that has afflicted South Africa in recent years, an epidemic of which Jamie Paterson and her family were victims.
Well . . . context, says our friend Drew when he derides David Swindle as a “conservative juiceboxer” for Swindle’s remembrance of Nelson Mandela’s communist past. Certainly I have labored to supply the necessary Cold War context of what the ANC actually meant during the 1980s, when Margaret Thatcher refused to be intimidated by “further intensification of the armed struggle.”
We know that Mandela, in his membership with the African National Congress, was a terrorist and Communist, even though his ties to the Moscow-led revolutionary world program were disguised at the time. Here’s Telegraph UK from last year, “Nelson Mandela ‘proven’ to be a member of the Communist Party after decades of denial.” (And see the fascinating contemporary piece from Thomas Karis, at Foreign Affairs, “South African Liberation: The Communist Factor.” Also, here’s a communique from South African Communist Party Leader Joe Slovo from 1989, “Message by Joe Slovo, General Secretary of the South African Communist Party, to the Soweto rally for the released ANC leaders.”)
In any case, it’s no surprise that we’re seeing overwhelming acclaim for Mandela’s legacy from the left and the right, although it’s pretty pathetic that even so-called conservatives are attempting to tamp down the meme that Mandela was a Communist.
Some conservatives are like a dog that’s been kicked a few times and flinches at a gesture — this is especially true on the subject ofRAAAAACISM! — and, as I said late night, “many conservatives are so intimidated by the enormous prestige of liberalism that it takes a stern contempt for mere popularity to speak unpleasant truths.” Nobody wants to be excluded from polite society, or to show up on a left-wing “kill map” for gay psychos with a Chik-fil-A rage.
Is that our job? To be interrogated as if we were suspects? To assume, and to confirm, the media’s self-vaunted status as the Judges of Truth and the Priests of Righteousness?
Why would we ever concede that to them? . . .
Do we ever swing the hot light around and begin Watching the Watchmen?
See, the media’s omissions from Mandela’s biography are not random.
It is impossible to believe that any figure on the Right, with a comparable history of association with terrorist violence, would be celebrated by the media as a secular saint when he died.
“Well, yes, but . . .” and then our conservative friends give us a lecture (which sounds a lot like what MSNBC has been saying in its wall-to-wall Mandela telethon today) about how Mandela embraced peace and democracy and everybody lived happily ever after.
Except maybe for the people who got killed or raped.
The Gospel of Saint Nelson does not merely omit the long-ago victims of ANC terrorism, but also manages to ignore the ultra-violent reality of contemporary South Africa, “The Rape Capital of the World.”
It’s not me, the Evil Right-Wing Racist, who’s saying this, it’s South Africans themselves, and most of the victims of South Africa’s world-historic rape rampage are black, as are their rapists.
And hey, let’s talk about murder: In 2011, the murder rate in South Africa was 31.9 per 100,000. The U.S. rate is 4.7 per 100,000.
How is it that all these liberals on MSNBC who wring their hands and blame the NRA for the horrible murder rate in America don’t blink an eye in praising the wonderful post-apartheid government of South Africa, where the murder rate is six times as high?
In 1991, at the height of the crack cocaine epidemic, the U.S. murder rate was only 9.8 per 100,000 — less than a third of the murder rate in South Africa today. Mexico, wracked by drug cartel violence, managed to get its murder rate down to 22 per 100,000 last year.
Three years ago, a government study of South Africa’s crime problemdescribed several factors, including ”a subculture of violence and criminality” and “problems of inefficiency and corruption” in the criminal justice system. Gosh, that sounds kind of like . . .
Detroit, where the murder rate is 54.6 per 100,000.
OK, so South Africa is 40 percent less dangerous than Detroit, but that’s small comfort to the 15,000 or so South Africans who are murdered every year. This crime epidemic is why many South Africans live in gated communities protected by private security forces, but this was not enough to protect university professor Alan Paterson and his family when they were attacked at their home in Sandton, an affluent suburb of Johannesburg.
The family’s attackers became notorious as the Razor Gang, named after their leader Raymond “Razor” Bheki Zulu, and they “carved a devastating crime swathe through nearby suburbs,” according to a recent article about another of the gang’s victims:
Diana Thomson’s life was changed forever on the stormy night eight years ago when her son Mike was stabbed and shot repeatedly as he fought for his life, while trying to protect his wife and little children in their Johannesburg home. . . .
He, his wife Lorna and their three children aged between seven and 11, were at home on Thursday, September 27 2007 as a wild storm dumped so much water into the swimming pool that it began to overflow.
Mike went out to backwash the pool when he saw four men hiding in the corner of his courtyard.
He shouted and Lorna heard the crack of a handgun amidst the thunder. It was a shot going into Mike’s torso. He was a big, strong man who was running a karate school with his brother Allan, and he continued to fight the gang, sustaining 14 stab wounds before another shot killed him.
The gang moved into the house where Lorna and her children were tied up and threatened with death before the robbers fled in a waiting car.
In the robbery of Pastor Neil Rischbieter, his wife Carol and two other women were raped and his elderly parents terrorised for three hours. . . .
On December 17, five men broke into Rischbieter’s Buccleuch home — where he and his wife Carol throw swimming parties for children from a nearby shelter.
Neil’s parents, Joey and Noel, and a woman renting a cottage also live on the property. On the night, the tenant had three friends over, including another woman in her 20s.
The gang tied up their victims and rounded them up in Joey and Noel’s cottage.
Carol was brought to the cottage but then marched back to the house. Her assailant tried to force her into the bathroom, but she refused, and he raped her in the bedroom.
“I was praying for him and his forgiveness,” she said.
“I told him: ‘You don’t need to do this. You don’t know how much Jesus loves you. Jesus will forgive you’.”
The young tenant and her friend were also raped and one of their male friends was beaten by the robbers after he slipped out of the phone cords used to tie him up.
“They enjoyed every bit of the attack. It was brutal.” . . .
[T]he robbers pistol-whipped [Paterson's wife] and then stabbed her in the back of the head and neck with a pair of scissors.
“All the time they kept shouting at her: ‘You f***ing white bitch.’ “
And, in case you forgot, 17-year-old Jamie Paterson got raped:
Raped by an HIV-infected criminal? All too common in South Africa, which is not only “The Rape Capital of the World,” but also a country in which more than 5 million people are infected with the AIDS virus,according to official statistics:
At least 28% of South African schoolgirls are HIV positive compared with 4% of boys because “sugar daddies” are exploiting them, Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi has said.
He said 94,000 schoolgirls also fell pregnant in 2011, and 77,000 had abortions at state facilities, The Sowetan newspaper reports.
About 10% of South Africans are living with HIV, official statistics show. . . .
Last year more than 260,000 people with AIDS died — almost half the figure of all those who died in the country.
Nobody else is going to remind you of that today. There are a lot of things the media doesn’t want you to know about, aren’t there?
From The Other McCain: http://theothermccain.com/
From Theo Spark
Morales’ hoax is a blip in the larger pattern of faked hate crimes. Bigotry is the witch hunt of the modern Salem and progressive witch hunters are just as careless about facts and evidence. Now as then, the goal is to stamp out an attitude and a cultural threat, rather than to enforce the law, and that leads inevitably to the entire tawdry parade of hysterical denunciations and moral panic.
But what is behind this need to manufacture intolerance?
The left built up its replacement for class warfare around identity politics. Though we take most of these identities, including the racial trinity and homosexuality, for granted, they are really modern artificial constructs that define how people should define themselves, rather than accepting them as they are.
Strangely enough, racial and sexual identities were more nuanced centuries ago than they are today where the “one drop rule” now goes completely unchallenged in matters of race and equally so in matters of sexual orientation. Anyone who can be claimed on any grounds by the victim group, must be identified with them or face accusations of false consciousness.
We are less willing to contemplate biracial and bisexual today than we were a century ago. Instead leftist collectivism demands that everyone be either one thing or another. Everyone is divided into categories of victim and oppressor. Just as no one can be both on both sides of the class struggle; so too the left rejects the idea of being on both sides of the victim line in race or sexual orientation.
On Seinfeld, Jerry’s dentist joined Judaism for the jokes. Leftists are joining native tribes for the victimhood. Meanwhile they’re defining those identities solely in terms of victimhood.
The absurdity of people lining up to be victims has led to the proliferation of fake Indians, like Elizabeth Warren and Ward Churchill in the United States, and white aborigines in Australia. The fake indigenous tribal has little in the way of a genetic or cultural connection to any native people; but chooses to trade in his or her white identity, at least temporarily, to enhance their leftist politics.
They are engaging in a fraud much bigger than a forged receipt; but they are doing it for the same reasons.
An identity defined in terms of victimhood needs fresh injections of oppression to sustain its existence. Those African-Americans who define “blackness” not in terms of positive values but in terms of negative values, need white racism, the real thing or the fake one, to remind them of who they are. And the same holds true for other oppressed minorities who define themselves not by their culture or values; but by their resentments.
Intolerance has become identity. If you define your minority identity on the left’s terms, then if you aren’t being oppressed, you aren’t real. And if you constantly read accounts about other black people or other gay people being discriminated against and those experiences don’t match yours; you begin to wonder if something isn’t wrong with you. If maybe you aren’t an authentic member of the group.
There are two ways out of this intellectual trap; either recognizing that an identity need not be based on a sense of persecution or becoming “creative” about finding new forms of persecution.
It’s easy to mock Dayna Morales for forging a receipt snub. If only she had learned about critical race theory, she would have been able to denounce the family in question for their privilege. Instead of faking a receipt, she would have been able to express her internal need for persecution in the political language of the left.
Dayna only forged a single receipt. Obama spent five years in the White House forging phony racism accusations to protect him on every issue from the economy to ObamaCare.
The left’s need for victimization means that increasing levels of tolerance actually lead to escalating confrontations with these manufacturers of intolerance. The assertion that all white people are innately racist because of their privilege is one such response to increasing tolerance. By claiming that whiteness itself is racist, the left gets back to political identity, rather than actual discrimination, as the source of conflict and redefines even the most tolerant university multicultural spaces as racist.
The manufacturers of intolerance, whether they’re tenured academics like Ward Churchill, professional politicians like Barack Obama or angry waitresses like Dayna Morales, respond to tolerance with provocations. Their goal is to elicit evidence of intolerance to sustain their political identity. The more tolerance they encounter, the more they escalate their provocations.
Their goal is not a tolerant society. It’s not a multiracial society or a post-racial society. It is a society perpetually at war over identity politics. That conflict is what gives them power.
Tolerance provokes them by challenging their identity as members in good standing of the officially oppressed. Being accepted insults the entire basis of their identity. Schizophrenics experience the discontinuity between the real world and the distorted world in their heads as threatening. Likewise the left, which insists on racism, reacts with paranoia to any talk that the country has become more tolerant. Their political schizophrenia is unable to accept America as it is. Instead they are bent on seeing the bigoted country that they experience inside their own heads.
Paranoid schizophrenics manufacture things to be paranoid about. Identity politics manufactures its own illusory bigotries. The schizophrenic Two Americas of liberals are really the America that exists and the hateful cartoon of it that they draw in their own heads, depict in movies, scrawl into articles and broadcast on television.
Liberals claim to want a better America, but they reject it at every turn. Their cynicism even poisons what should have been their triumphs.
Obama’s victory was an opportunity for healing and unity. Even many Republicans cheered his inauguration, but liberals rejected the gift that Americans were giving and instead doubled down. Racism became their response to everything. Now every week brings another editorial accusing skeptics of government health care of being the new Confederacy. The New York Times even ran an op-ed describing a new Mason-Dixon line composed of states that rejected Medicaid expansion.
As disappointing at this behavior was to many, it was an inevitable as that forged receipt. The left derives its purpose from defending the oppressed and doling out social justice. If racism were gone, it would have to find a new reason to justify its existence. It had to go through that once when class warfare imploded under the pressure of American prosperity. It isn’t about to go searching for a substitute for the racial tensions it manufactures.
The dominant political identity groups have responded to growing tolerance in the United States by defining intolerance down or provoking intolerant responses through aggressive publicity stunts. If the stunts don’t bring out disgust and anger that they can work with, then they will simply invent intolerance wholesale by claiming that bigotry isn’t an act or a word, but an innate attitude that lurks buried deep within the majority group. And that the only healing can come when the majority rejects its own identity and joins a minority group.
Beyond the community organizers, the academics and the political hacks who feed off that hatred are the millions of Americans who have not only unknowingly swallowed their dogma, but who have built entire identities around that sense of insecurity and oppression. These people are driven to organically manufacture intolerance because it defines who they are.
The left has dumped millions of Americans into this shadowy world where they have no positive reason for existing, only a negative one of defying some phantom establishment of patriarchy and some nebulous idea of white privilege.
Wearing chips on their shoulders they seek to provoke the confrontations that give them meaning and when their anger is met with tolerance, they manufacture intolerance with forged receipts, with accusations of white privilege, with fake hate crimes and phony accusations of racism.
It’s a short distance from Dayna Morales forging a receipt to get some money and attention to Barack Obama faking accusations of racism to win a political fight and score another term.
The advantage to being a dreadful awful ghastly racist like Paul Weston, Chairman of Liberty GB, is that you can say things that most people don’t even dare think about:
A civilization is defined not by its physical location but by the people who live there. When the homes of Western Civilization — Europe, North America, Australia — are populated predominantly by Third Worlders, Western Civilization will cease to exist in these places. With nowhere to live, the civilization that brought us everything from the Roman Empire to da Vinci to Mozart to the US Constitution to flight to men walking on the moon will die.
This is fine with the liberals in charge, who are driving the importation of millions upon millions from the Third World with welfare incentives financed by overtaxing the very population they are eradicating. Their treason is on a scale that defies comprehension.
The demographic trend cannot be reversed until the political situation has been reversed.
On a tip from DJ.
From MB: http://moonbattery.com/
Planned Parenthood: Doing all They Can to Decrease the Black Population Because Margaret Sanger Said Blacks are Inferior
Gloria Steinem: When Obama Awards Me The Medal of Freedom He Will Be “Honoring The Work” of Racist Planned Parenthood Founder Margaret Sanger Who Advocated Genocide Against Black Babies…
There’s no way she doesn’t know about Margaret Sanger’s background, right?
Via CNS News:
Speaking at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., on Monday, feminist Gloria Steinem said receiving the Medal of Freedom from President Barack Obama would be “honoring the work of Margaret Sanger.”
“I hope this is retroactive in honoring the work of Margaret Sanger,” said Steinem about the woman who founded what would become Planned Parenthood Federation of America, the largest abortion provider in the United States.
“I hope that she would celebrate this recognition that reproductive freedom is a human right at least as crucial as freedom of speech and that no government should dictate whether or when we have children,” Steinem said.
In her remarks Steinem said that “the power of this honor may be even more evident in the withholding than in the giving,” noting that Sanger never got the medal.
“I was reminded by Ellen Chesler, biography of Margaret Sanger, that President Lyndon Johnson, even as he signed the first federal and international family planning act into law, refused to bestow the metal of freedom on Sanger,” Steinem said. “He feared reprisal from the Catholic Church.
“Ellen told me that when she looked at Sanger’s private history papers at Smith College – I’m proud to say the biggest archive of women history – she found a poignant little hand-written note from Sanger, asking that her body be buried here next to her husband but that her heart be removed to Japan – the only country in the world that had every bestowed a public honor on her,” Steinem said.
From WZ: http://weaselzippers.us/
NoisyRoom.net By: Terresa Monroe-Hamilton
Knowing that we would wind up here does not take a crystal ball. Many have predicted just this scenario, including myself. War is the ultimate solution of leaders who find themselves in a variety of rock and hard place situations. And Barack Obama has stuffed America in the hardest place of all, sealed us in with nuclear weapons and has lit a very short fuse.
Let’s start with the coming race war that the progressives at home are stoking for all they are worth. You saw the ginned up fiasco of the Zimmerman case where Obama claimed that Trayvon Martin could have been his son and then claimed he actually could have been Trayvon Martin — thereby personalizing the racial conflict out of a non-existent racial confrontation. Then we had the Australian, Chris Lane, being shot in the back while jogging last week by three teenagers – 2 black, one mixed. We had a WWII vet named Shorty (88 years-old) beaten to death with flashlights by 2 young black men in Spokane, Washington. Someone was set on fire in a parking lot in Memphis, Tennessee. A young white boy was savagely beaten on a school bus by several black kids and the list goes on and on. This doesn’t begin to list what has been happening for a while now with black on white crime. All of this can be laid directly at the feet of Barack Obama, Eric Holder, Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, Oprah Winfrey and a whole raft of race baiters who have an agenda that envisions race riots in the streets and a new order being born in America.
An employee named Ayo Kimathi, who is the Acquisitions Officer at ICE for the Department of Homeland Security, has a hate-filled, racially motivated site named War on the Horizon that talks about the coming race war. His handle is ‘Irritated Genie.’ The site had to be approved by DHS and the employee has been with the government agency since 2009. He is now on paid leave, which means nothing. It means at some point they will quietly bring this evil race monger back like nothing ever happened. The best part is that this person is the one who ordered ammo and guns for the DHS.
According to reports, this guy is unstable and everyone in the office is afraid of him. He calls President Obama a “treasonous mulatto scum dweller” and rants about whites and their ”effeminization of the black male.”
From The Blaze:
“The 21st century will either mark the return of Black resistance to white domination or global white-on-Black genocide leading to our complete extinction,” the website declares. “Warfare is eminent, and in order for Black people to survive the 21st century, we are going to have to kill a lot of whites – more than our christian hearts can possibly count.”
On its main page, War on the Horizon says preparing for racial warfare includes “intellectual, spiritual, psychological, and physical preparation for a global clash that will mean the end of white rule on this planet or the end of the Black Race as we know it. ”
And there is a lot more hate on this site to go around:
Under the June 2010 article “Goodbye Uncle Tom,” the website lists Rev. Al Sharpton, a “sadistic political white-sex offender…who advocates ‘homosexuality’ among Black people”; Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas and former Secretary of State Colin (spelled “Colon”) Powell who will “indirectly assist in the genocide of Black people; Oprah Winfrey, a “wealthy lesbian mammy” who does “everything in her power to assist whites in destroying strong Black manhood; as well as “all rappers,” “all political homos” and “all promoters and supporters of interracial dating/marriage/sex.”
“We must become militant, hostile, violent, and deadly to those individuals and groups in our community who don’t comply to Black decency and Race First standards. We cannot continue to be Black people with white behavior. – Black Afrikans Only!” the website states. “…Once we have largely purged our Race of its Race traitors, war with our natural enemy, the white Race, will intensify and become the single most powerful motivating force in the lives of Afrikan people worldwide.”
Why would you knowingly have someone like this in a government agency with the responsibility and power this guy had? He has been with them four years and the site was approved — so regardless of what they claim, they knew of his inclinations. I would put forth that this is just the kind of individual they want around — one who is extreme and wants violence. One who hates America in general. The fact that he hates most African Americans as well is just a minor annoyance or a contrivance. This is what we have controlling our country now. We have radical Islamists, black power racists, progressives, Marxists, communists and every imaginable corrupt, evil recruit they can find. America has gone to the dark side and we are fighting in the shade. War is coming to America’s streets and neighborhoods and our leaders are the delivery boys.
On to the war abroad…
By now everyone has heard of the supposed chemical attack by Assad in Syria on his own people. I have seen reports of up to 355 dead with 3600 sickened — many being women and children. If true, that is horrific. But there is serious doubt about it being true. The last reported chemical attack turned out to be false and numerous experts claim this one is too.
I have no love of Assad — he’s an evil man, heading an evil regime. But the rebels are composed of al Qaida and the Muslim Brotherhood and are every bit as evil. Much the same can be said of our current government as well. They want this war; it creates worldwide chaos that they desperately need to reset a looted and plundered monetary system and to reform governments closer to their heart’s desire. I’m not the only one who sees this either. From Michael Rivero:
1. Why would Syria’s Assad invite United Nations chemical weapons inspectors to Syria, then launch a chemical weapons attack against women and children on the very day they arrive, just miles from where they are staying?
2. If Assad were going to use chemical weapons, wouldn’t he use them against the hired mercenary army trying to oust him? What does he gain attacking women and children? Nothing! The gain is all on the side of the US Government desperate to get the war agenda going again.
As I type these words, US trained and equipped forces are already across the border into Syria, and US naval forces are sailing into position to launch a massive cruise missile attack into Syria that will surely kill more Syrians than were claimed to have died in the chemical attack.
And he is right. I would suggest there is a strong possibility here of a set-up and an agenda for a much needed war. I would not put it past Assad to use chemical weapons, but it looks too pat and doesn’t make sense. I have seen on the web many, many pictures of dead children from the chemical attacks playing on the sympathies of the world. This is an old, tried and true technique of garnering sympathy in order to do unspeakable things.
Just to be clear, these are the rebels we are backing — from The Blaze (warning: graphic):
Make no mistake, employing the Doctrine of Responsibility to Protect, we are readying for an attack on Syria. Samantha Power, who missed the last UN meeting, was resting up for the conflict ahead. We are moving our warships closer to Syria in preparation for missile attacks when Obama gives his blessing.
Iran and Syria are warning that if we attack Syria, it will set the whole Middle East on fire. I fear that is true. Should we attack Syria, by proxy, we will be attacking Iran and Russia. Qatar and Saudi Arabia will back the US, but only so far and for so long. Hello all-out World War III. China will either wait to pick up the pieces or back Russia. Obama has gutted and severely weakened our military — a full-scale war will cause a further financial collapse in the US and the odds of us prevailing are very poor. Americans overwhelmingly oppose attacking Syria, not that it matters to our Islamist-in-Chief.
Now Britain and France are beating the war drums along with the US. They believe intervening in the Middle East and setting it on fire will cure the world’s economic woes. They have severely underestimated the Jihadists and the plans that Russia has set in motion. Russia must be over the moon with this because it gives them leeway to further their capture of the Middle Eastern territories for land, power, wealth and resources. And as an added bennie, they think they may rid themselves of the Jews and America. Maybe America, never the Jews. Russia is rising in the Middle East and making alliances in the void of leadership America is leaving behind. Already they have wooed Egypt — China is doing the same thing across the planet. Obama wants this — he can destroy America while credibly denying and blaming others. It’s the progressive way.
This all has the feel of the amateur video used as an excuse for Benghazi — it doesn’t pass the smell test. It’s the same players and the same board. Do you think our leaders really give a crap about 355 people supposedly dead in Syria? Come on! Thousands have died. It is way too convenient an excuse to go to war. So, while we point the finger at Assad and ready for war, Americans are besieged from every side with chaos and evil at home, so much so they don’t know what to do or what to think. Just the way Obama wants it.
If this war unfolds (as it will almost assuredly do), tighten your belts. Forget $10 a gallon gas, you’ll be lucky to get gas. And food? I hope you have some. Please prepare now. Things are about to get very interesting in a bad way. Israel has their finger on the ‘trigger’ and they won’t hesitate to defend themselves. We better get ready to defend ourselves as well. A pale horse brings war at home and abroad.
Update: Note — Michael Rivero’s views are not ones I would normally agree with. It has been brought to my attention that he is a Truther and a propagandist for Iran. I do not know if that is correct, but if it is, those are views I ardently oppose. I stand by his points though in this case – they are legitimate.
From Trevor Loudon: http://www.trevorloudon.com/
What do you suppose the career prospects would be for a white Congressman with numerous ethical violations on his record who denounced “niggers” for being racist? Yet the future looks as bright as ever for Charles Rangel, even after he said this about Tea Party patriots:
“It is the same group we faced in the South with those white crackers and the dogs and the police.”
That is, proponents of holding the federal government within its constitutional limitations and getting its spending under control are racist crackers.
As Rangel’s raving continued, he appeared to state that Tea Partiers “bomb little kids and send dogs out against human beings.”
This rhetoric will ensure continued strong support from his Harlem constituency, as well as from the media, which will continue to seek out his opinions as if they were more intelligent than the barking of one of those dogs Tea Partiers set upon oppressed brown-skinned urchins.
Several black Tea Partiers have responded to Rangel’s latest racist demagoguery, including Niger Innis:
“It is not surprising that lazy, shiftless politicians who have an abysmal record for their community would want to diffuse the issue of what they are doing for their communities by dropping the race card. I’m making a direct connection between the way games were played with poor whites in the South. [White Southern Democrats] would drop the “n-gger card” back then. Now, black Democrats have learned that trick and are dropping the “cracker card,” with their black constituents.”
“Perhaps Charlie Rangel needs to recheck his American history before he speaks. The Tea Party is composed of conservative, God-fearing people – not those who rallied with the likes of Bull Connor and other southern Dixiecrats in the 1960s. Unlike the Ku Klux Klan, the Tea Party movement invites all citizens to become involved in its activities. I am not aware of a single racial event tied to the Tea Party movement since it began in 2009.”
“The remarks made by Representative Charlie Rangel present a tarnished and divided stance on racial relations in America.”
and Lisa Fritsch:
“We should all be embarrassed and disgusted by Representative Rangel and his pathetic attempt to lie his way into importance. He is indifferent to the truth and wouldn’t know a true Tea Party patriot if they smacked him on the face. … He has outed himself as the racist bigot. Enough is enough.”
But Rangel’s supporters in the media can always counter with the argument that everyone knows the Tea Party is racist.
On tips from Wingmann, Anonymous, Ummah Gummah, G. Fox, and Dr. 9.
From Moonbattery: http://moonbattery.com/
Let us ask our resident black expert, Buckwheat, what he thinks of her statement.
“Naw suh! She neva be no slave! Slavery sho be gone a’long ways back!”
There you have it from an expert. She was never a slave. Thank you Buckwheat.
Found at The Feral Irishman
Fake Outrage in the Martin/Zimmerman Case
The Muslim world is at the top of the list of cultures that perfected the art of fake and exhibitionist outrage and shaming to prevent the natural mental evolution of people to go to the next level and evolve beyond old baggage. The sacred cow of Muslim countries is to keep people under the control of Islamic law through government enforcement and to prevent any change in that regards. Thus it is not a coincidence that Islamic law dictates that the number one job of the Muslim head of state is “to preserve Islam in its original form and never accept any novelty.”
The tool of shaming and fake outrage is nothing new in American politics but its use by the present administration, especially in the Martin/Zimmerman case, have taken America to a new low. Running out of true racism cases, the Obama administration had to find a fake race outrage to divert the attention off its scandals, similar to what Islamists do when they call their opponents ‘apostate.’ Desperate to change the subject, by an administration engulfed in scandal, they decided to take anything even the poorest case that resembles racism.
This is the same fake outrage the Obama administration created over ‘the video’ in the Benghazi scandal. As in many Muslim cultures, Obama’s poeple have perfected the technique of shaming to claim moral superiority. Attorney general, Eric Holder, who describes America as a “nation of cowards,” won’t quit his outrage over the Martin/Zimmerman case.
The activist Left is determined to rub America’s nose periodically to the ground to keep leverage over their opposition and continue the profitable business of race politics. It is embarrassing and difficult to see the Left using every shaming tool to preserve their sacred cow accusations of racism for the sake of winning elections. It does not matter to race baiters that the American people will become enslaved by the tyranny of shaming and will never move beyond the guilt over slavery, which was a worldwide phenomenon not only between black and white but more often within the same race.
Like the fake Palestinian problem in the Muslim world, the race problem in America must be perpetuated and kept alive for the sake of covering up bankrupt agendas, resistance to change and lazy thinking. Like the Palestinian problem, those who refuse to be honest about their intentions must never resolve America’s race saga.
And now America, its government media and educational system, have all become experts in the culture of shaming and fake outrage to manage the direction of where the country is heading at the expense of moving beyond racial consciousness. We now have a whole new generation of young Americans who would rather defend terrorists and criminals rather than being called racists or bigot.
We now also have TV anchors and hosts who are behaving on camera like obedient little boys and girls who get outraged over nonsense and stay unmoved to outrage. They have been trained to defy their God-given commonsense for what they believe is the greater good in order to protect media power over government rather than stay in their place to merely report. The American psyche, its innocence and respect for free thinking have be greatly harmed by the growing culture of shaming, name calling, intimidation and fake outrage. Perhaps Tahrir Square in Egypt today stands as a symbol of what can happen to a people who fall victim to the tyranny of shaming to form a stranglehold on an entire culture.
The word ‘racist’ has become meaningless and an insult to the intelligence of the majority of Americans who deserve better. Just like the dreaded word ‘apostate’ thrown all the time in the Muslim world. Reasonable people are offended by the use of the word racist in America and the use of the word apostate in Muslim countries. These highly charged words are terribly cruel, oppressive and tyrannical and must be taken out of our everyday vocabulary and reserved to real cases of abuse of man to fellow man.
Nonie Darwish is the author The Devil We Don’t Know“
Say You Got That Feelin’ We Need Racial Healin’
By Lloyd Marcus
Sincere, well-intentioned Americans are asking, “What must we do to heal the racial divide following the Zimmerman trial?” What my naïve fellow Americans do not comprehend is that the Democratic Party and the mainstream media are heavily invested in keeping racial tension alive. During Obama’s presidency, race exploitation has been on steroids, used by Obama minions to silence opposition to his lawless implementation of his socialist agenda. Therefore, Democrats and the MSM will continue stirring the pot of racial division until it is no longer profitable. The American people have proven their eagerness to put race behind us by electing the first black president, exempting him from the usual vetting process of one seeking the position of leader of the free world. Given his ties to anti-American far left radicals, his weak credentials, and his under-reported excess baggage, Obama would not have been elected president if he were white. Lets address the question of what to do to heal America’s racial divide. The first thing I would do is enact a 50-year moratorium on Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson having access to TV cameras and microphones. Second, I would disband the NAACP and the Congressional Black Caucus. Both these groups have abandoned their higher purpose in order to become scam artists — shills for conning blacks into embracing a socialist/liberal agenda. Real black empowerment is no longer their mission — quite the opposite. Both groups are hostile to self-reliant, empowered black role models. Exploiting race is the meat and potatoes of the NAACP’s and CBC’s modus operandi. Another thing I would advise Americans to do to begin racial healing is stop watching most of the mainstream media — particularly CNN, MSNBC, and other agenda-driven networks. For crying out loud, NBC broadcast their doctored Zimmerman 911 call to make him appear to be a racist. Does that sound like NBC desires racial healing? I pray that Zimmerman’s lawsuit against NBC reaps him a huge financial reward.
Exploiting race is so effective, evil, and divisive because racial loyalty runs deep. I was surprised to hear a few fellow black conservatives parroting the liberal media’s spin of the Zimmerman trial. Racial loyalty explains why otherwise bright blacks became brain-dead Obama voters in 2008.
Political hacks such as the DOJ’s Eric Holder who called for a “national dialog about race” are themselves the problem — fueling the flames of racial division. In reality, racial healing is Holder, Obama & Co.’s worst nightmare. To racially heal our land, justice must be distributed equally rather than politicians pandering to voting blocs, with each jockeying for top victim status. Cease making excuses and exempting people of color from obeying the law to win their votes. Oh, and for crying out loud, stop making it open season on dissing white America. Accusing whites of racism every time they disagree with another Obama outrageous power-grab or move toward Socialism does not advance national racial healing. Allow me to recap. To begin racial healing in America, we should shut up Sharpton and Jackson, close down the NAACP and CBC, cease watching agenda-driven media, stop dividing Americans into victimized voting blocs, and, last but not least, allow the American people to be who they truly are: fair-minded, decent, compassionate, and generous, without government interference.
Please note: my suggestion to silence Sharpton and Jackson and to disband the NAACP and CBC are made in jest. Unlike the Obama administration and MSM enforcers of political correctness, I honor and defend our First-Amendment right to free speech.
Every day, in every way, Americans are getting along really well. Race problems are not that big of a deal. I know, I know: some of you are going nuts over my statement. But it is true. Blacks and whites are working, playing, and having babies together. Am I saying racism no longer exists? Absolutely not. Like every other sin, racism will survive until Jesus returns. All I am saying is that racism is not the major problem Democrats and the mainstream media would have you believe it is. They desperately need you to believe that so they can promote and nurture racial division. If the race-hustling pimps in the so-called civil rights movement and the MSM get out of our way, we Americans will work out our racial issues. I advise my fellow Americans to continue spreading a little love and forgiveness, which is what the silent majority have been doing for years. So there you have it, folks. This is how we achieve racial healing after the Zimmerman trial. As always, it is up to us, everyday Americans who make the country work, to bring about racial healing. The race-baiting liberal elitists won’t do it.
This is why I am honored to be named among you — a proud unhyphenated American. We are good people, blessed by God.
Can America’s ‘Race Problem’ Be Solved?
Two recent incidents strongly suggest the answer is “no.” First, Paula Deen’s life and career were devastated after she admitted that, decades ago, in private and after being robbed at gunpoint, she used the “N”-word.
(There are two “crimes” in America that evidently do not have a statute of limitations. The first is Murder 1. The other seems to be saying the “N”-word [if you're white].)
Second, the civil rights industry’s reaction to a jury’s verdict that George Zimmerman was innocent in the death of Trayvon Martin also illustrates how race still divides America.
The turmoil surrounding Deen’s travails and Zimmerman’s show trial implies that race relations in America are more polarized than at any time since jury nullification freed O. J. Simpson in 1995.
The Deen imbroglio and the Martin-Zimmerman case are microcosms of America’s race problem. Since most of the reaction — pro and con — to these incidents has centered on the Martin-Zimmerman case, let me focus on what Deen’s experience signifies about race relations in Obama’s America.
Since relatively less is known about Deen’s past than about Zimmerman’s, permit a brief biography, largely to put her recent experience into context. Born to poor parents in Albany, Georgia in 1947, Deen’s first, early marriage ended in divorce. Suffering from panic attacks and agoraphobia, the young woman began cooking for her three sons partly because it was something she could excel at in the home. A second marriage, to Jimmy Deen, lasted from 1965 to 1989, but ended in divorce, leaving the 42-year-old Deen with $200 to her name. Deen parlayed that into a successful restaurant – co-owned with her younger brother, Earl “Bubba” Hiers — and a hugely successful cooking TV show on the Food Network.
When ex-employee of the restaurant, who is white, sued for racial and sexual discrimination, Deen admitted that, decades earlier — in private and after being robbed at gun-point — she had used the “N”-word. When word of her apostasy surfaced in June of 2013, Deen’s world began to unravel. The Food Network cancelled her TV show and she lost several other business arrangements. Perhaps the bottom was reached when Ballantine Books canceled a contract to publish her next book, proving that when charges of “Racism!” are made, the First Amendment loses out to the bottom line.
Deen’s case dramatically illustrates what can happen even to a highly visible celebrity when he/she runs afoul of America’s racially sensitive language police.
Can there be any doubt that America has a serious race problem? It is possible that race will be the destruction of America’s republic. Either a left-wing dictatorship — rooted in the civil rights industry and allied with white guilt — or a backlash that will make the George Wallace protest of 1968 pale by comparison, will impose its will on the rest of society.
What, if anything, can be done to resolve, or to ameliorate, America’s race problem?
The answer to this query is “not much,” but the U.S. must make the effort, lest the problem be left to fester, or until… Armageddon.
Lurking just beneath society’s surface is a multitude of chronic race-related problems. Collectively, they symbolize a crisis, growing ever more severe.
Space limitations preclude mentioning every facet of the pathologies afflicting the black community. (Some will accuse me of “racism.” If this be racism, make the most of it!)
The following are just ten pathologies afflicting the black community: (1) roughly 70% of black babies are born out of wedlock; (2) 72% of black children are raised in one-parent — usually a woman — households; (3) 60% of black marriages end in divorce; (4) consequently, 32.8% of black children grow up in poverty; (5) about 50% of blacks graduate from the 12th grade; (6) unemployment among blacks is 14.4%, compared to 7.4% among whites, and is 40.8% among black teenagers; (7) 35% of blacks — mostly male — join inner-city gangs; (8) approximately 32% of black males serve time in a state or federal prison at some point in their life; (9) there are more black men in prisons than in colleges/universities; (10) recidivism among blacks is 70%.
As if to “rub salt” in the proverbial wounds, most of the policies advocated by leftists to “solve” these pathologies have backfired.
These — and other pathologies — comprise the backdrop against which American race relations occur.
Many of these pathologies are found among whites, of course, and as Charles Murray has shown (Coming Apart, 2012), most have worsened, particularly among poorer whites, since 1960.
Even so, America is increasingly divided into at least two separate societies: one white, one black.
The ideal that once motivated civil rights leaders such as Martin Luther King, Jr. — a country where people are judged by the “content of their character,” not the color of their skin — has been jettisoned by a civil rights industry that believes skin color is the most important determinant of a person’s worth. Integration as a goal of the civil rights movement long ago was supplanted by separatism.
Many people have focused on the Martin-Zimmerman case to illustrate America’s racial division. Deen’s story is even more problematic. Zimmerman’s “crime” — if that is what it was — occurred just last year. The jury’s decision isn’t even a week old.
Deen’s “crime” happened decades ago. No one can convincingly adduce evidence that she harbors ill-will toward blacks today. But, for something she said long ago, she must pay.
I joked above that the only “crimes” in America that time can never wash away are first-degree murder and a white person uttering the “N”-word. Shouldn’t that be worrisome, especially in a country that allegedly has a constitutionally sanctioned guarantee of free speech?
America will never solve the race problem until it becomes common knowledge that the civil rights industry and its allies in the Democrat Party and the MSM will not acknowledge the changes that have occurred in the U.S. (insofar as race is concerned) since World War II ended.
America will never solve the race problem until the overwhelming majority stops being cowed by the word “Racism!”
America will never solve the race problem until more people jettison white guilt. Shelby Steele has written about its deleterious effects (for blacks and whites), and more people need to read that book (White Guilt, 2006), and learn from it.
America will never solve the race problem until MSM denizens learn their efforts to keep whites and blacks at each other’s throat are counterproductive. (MSM outlets have lost the public’s trust and large portions of their audience. Both developments should be accelerated.)
America will never solve the race problem until “the ruling class” learns that efforts to make the “the country class” pay for historic “wrongs” are backfiring. Did you ever notice that such efforts are never borne by the ruling class?
America’s current Chief Executive won the presidency in 2008 promising “hope and change.” Obama and his ilk can keep the hope. The rest of us need to work for change.
Bet You Didn’t Know it – Even God is Racist, Says an Ivy League Racist (They must let anybody into the “Ivy” League these days)
You have to pay the big bucks to attend an Ivy League university. But it’s worth it to acquire an education from the greatest minds of our time — like Anthea Butler, who insightfully observes that George Zimmerman not being found guilty of murder for defending himself against the young hoodlum who was bashing his head against the pavement proves that God is a “white racist.”
Anthea Butler, an associate professor at the University of Pennsylvania’s Department of Religious Studies, made the unusual comments in a blog post released on Monday on ReligionDispatches.org, where she is a regular contributor.
“God ain’t good all of the time. In fact, sometimes, God is not for us,” she wrote in the post. “As a black woman in an [sic] nation that has taken too many pains to remind me that I am not a white man, and am not capable of taking care of my reproductive rights, or my voting rights, I know that this American god ain’t my god.
“As a matter of fact, I think he’s a white racist god with a problem. More importantly, he is carrying a gun and stalking young black men,” she added.
In her profundity, Anthea — who is an associate chair of the prestigious university’s religious studies department and a regular contributor for MSNBC and CNN — divines that Christianity is to blame for God’s wickedness.
“As a historian of American and African-American religion, I know that the Trayvon Martin moment is just one moment in a history of racism in America that, in large part, has its underpinnings in Christianity and its history,” she wrote.
Apparently Anthea is just barely bright enough to understand that the more she denounces Western Civilization and pretends to be oppressed, the more she will be showered with privileges. She spews her bizarre venom for the same reason a lab rat presses a lever that releases food pellets.
What are the odds that someone too dumb even to write proper English could achieve the status and income of an Ivy League professor without being “oppressed”? Take away her sacred victim status, and her brain power wouldn’t have gotten her through junior high. She would be swabbing toilets at the local Motel 6 if not for moonbattery, so don’t blame her for spewing it.
Blame the white liberals who set morons like this on pedestals in order to debase our culture with the ultimate cultural Marxist goal of destroying it.
The new racism in America stinks. The whole revolting
“little George Allen maybe said the “N” word 30-odd years in the past” pile of crap pushed out by his political rival over the last few days Paula Deen social media raping has filled me with a new found revulsion for our politics.
My crime is this: by writing out the following word, “nigger,” I have just committed a social crime more heinous than smoking a cigarette within three miles of a day-care center. But what is done, sigh, is done.
I’ve done many thing in my life that have made me potentially unelectable to any office in the United States.
I’ve had points of view that were out when conservatism was in, and points of view that were out when liberalism was in. I’ve worked for magazines that printed pictures of naked women and letters that began “I never thought I’d be writing this to a magazine, but….”
There are photographs of me smoking cigarettes in a land where the only two things the educational system teaches children is that cigarettes are bad and the New York Times is good.
My religious affiliations are dubious and transitory. I tend to change churches as others change sox.
While I am a member of the largest minority, it is the only one that is unrecognized by the Diversity Stamp of Approval Bureau. After a lifetime of voting the Democratic ticket, I became so nauseated by Teresa Heinz Kerry and her consort in 2004 that I actually voted for George Bush. To compound this sin I then moved to Seattle, Washington where Bush Derangement Syndrome has claimed the brain death of approximately 97.6% of the population.
Yes, I am one American citizen whose chances of being elected to anything, before this essay, hovered at .001 %. But with the single word in the essay above I have, for all eternity, sealed my political doom. That word has now become part of my “Permanent Conduct Record,” and has, as far as the ever-alert pecksniffs of our shared political purity are concerned, made me an outcast. Alas, I am forever doomed to wander the barren heath where dwell the “hard-core unelectable.” I suspect I shall soon be able with George Allen to: “…sit upon the ground And tell sad stories of the death of kings: How some have been depos’d, some slain in war, Some haunted by the ghosts they have depos’d, Some poison’d by their wives, some sleeping kill’d; All murder’d.”
Murdered by the “N-Word.”
It is not, mind you, that “The N-Word” is forbidden or never heard in this fair land at this time. On the contrary, “nigger” is spoken, sung, shouted and roared from the rooftops of our culture to an extent I have never witnessed in all my decades.
The word is blasted across the blank forebrain of our culture every minute of every hour of every day. Not only can it be bought in huge quantities at every on and offline record/DVD store in the country, it is also blasted into our city streets by large vehicles mounting sound systems that can drop a charging rhino at 100 yards and cause small dogs to implode in penthouses high above our boulevards. At vast nocturnal gatherings of our most vital and hyper-sexual young people, the word is drummed out in endless celebratory chants as all assembled shake, shake, shake their money makers to the non-stop N-chants of our perpetually preening princes of pop. If rappers were smart enough to be pilots, they’d sky-write it.
For, lo, this Word of N which once emblemized both race-hate and a degraded and disgraced secondary state of humanity has, through the alchemy of the asses and the asinine among us, been mystically transmogrified into something approaching a holy incantation. From a mongrel word it has be made magical. An abracadabra of assholiness. But the use of this magic word has, as the high priests of pap always assure us, been made unavailable to the many to enhance the power of the few.
The Word of N is now the sole possession of the REMD (Racial Establishment of Monetized Defeatism). It is a closely held stock whose possession assures that, the more we strive to put racism behind us in this country, the more it will be kept alive in order to maintain the parasite of racism’s ability to feed upon the host culture and continue to enrich its stockholders.
The Word is the carrier of a strange disease. It is a disease that those who would benefit most from its eradication seek desperately to maintain. After all, if the scourge of racism were ever allowed to fade from our land, where would all the people with jobs and investments in the continuance of racism go? How would they live? How would their mortgages be paid and how would their car, boat and second-home payments be met?
For if racism is allowed to die a natural death, isn’t the Race-Hustling industry also on-line for the grave as well? This can’t be allowed to happen. Too many people are getting too rich.
The crowning irony is that those benefiting are not all black. Not by a long shot. That is why rather than sending the N-Word into a well-deserved oblivion with the ghosts of the KKK and the lynch mob, it has been made, instead, into a Holy Word; a cross between a mantra and a prayer with just a whiff of violence attached so you don’t get too cocky with it.
I am “one of those” who are denied access to this new Holy Word simply by an accident of my birth and racial heritage. It matters not one whit what the First Amendment may say about all English words being free to all, there is one word there that is not free to me, and I may not say it or write it ever without dire consequences to my social and political and employment chances in America today.
Evoking the F-word may or may not be a firing offense in America today, but for a person of my race the mention of the Word of N most certainly is. Context has exactly nothing to do with it. Indeed, as some will recall, the use of a word that even sounds like it, such as “niggardly,” is a potential firing offense. Even the first syllable seems to have become forbidden to those suffering my genetic misfortune over which I have no control.
Yes, I was to my everlasting shame and regret born a White, Anglo-Saxon, Protestant — AKA “WASP.” This awful affliction looks like this:
This is fixed in my nature. I cannot change it and, no matter how much I may have done, no matter how much I do to carry forward the banner of a raceless, classless society in which all me are judged “not on the color of their skin, but on the content of their character;” to raise high the escutcheon of a perfect world, a perfected America, I know that because of the accident of my birth it will never, ever be enough.
I once thought, when I was drowned deep in the somnambulant 60s dreams of racial equality, that we could — as people of good will working together — achieve the dream of Dr. King. Now I know it is nothing but a chimera. The truth is that good seldom overcomes greed and there is simply too much money to be made and to many jobs to be handed out by the Racial Grievance Industry of America.
The once admirable Racial Equality movement in America has regrettably transformed itself within a mere 50 years into a Racial Inequity in Perpetuity Movement, and is probably more entrenched than a government bureaucracy — especially since many government bureaus and employees have a role in it. As a result, there is no sense in yearning any longer for a raceless or classless America.
The control of words and images by the Race Hustlers of America ensures that that day will never come about no matter how much the people yearn for it. As long as the cheap mouthpieces of a faux ghetto identity strut and fret their weary wares upon the stage of our corrupted culture, as long as there is one grill left to be set on one pair of greedy teeth, as long as the Holy Grail of a Big Reparations Check is dangled in front of all those that hold within their genes a single sequence of African DNA, the Race Hustling Religion of America will never fold up its tents and steal away. It is just too much of a Gold Cash Calf to walk away from.
And, like all religions sunk in the pagan fantasies of violence and degradation, the Race Hustling Religion will have to have, from time to time, a white human sacrifice to underscore its power. Right now, that sacrifice is
George Allen, Paula Deen whose crime –punished immediately and without trial, is some ancient, vague, unproven and unprovable, use of “The N-Word.” a word she was never it turns out allowed to utter or to even think. She’s not the first. She won’t be the last. I’m probably on the list now. But I know all you who are reading this are safe. After all, you’ve never, ever said or even thought that terrible soul-destroying Word of N. Have you?
[First Published: 2006-09-28 Now revised 2013-07-07]
Posted on | July 8, 2013
The murder trial of George Zimmerman was required only to satisfy the national media demand for it. You may recall that Zimmerman was not initially charged with any crime in connection with the shooting death of Trayvon Martin. But then various civil-rights activists began agitating, and their agitation was echoed and amplified by the national media and so prosecutors charged Zimmerman with a crime of which, as the trial has shown, he can never be convicted.
Andrew Branca argues that the defense’s motion to acquit should have been granted. Given the weak case presented by the prosecution, all the defense now has to do is avoid errors and Zimmerman walks. So what is the media doing now? Hoping for riots:
DAN ABRAMS, ABC NEWS: “If Zimmerman is found not guilty, is your office ready for that?” SANFORD POLICE CHIEF CECIL SMITH: ”I believe we have plans that will be able to deal with issues as they arise.” ABRAMS: ”I assume the worst-case scenario, then, would be riots?” SMITH: ”Yeah, and I will say it again: You know, we are not talking about riots. We’re talking about rallies. If people choose to come to Sanford and voice their opinions or if they want to come and rally, we welcome that. We want people to have the opportunity to express themselves.”
After playing that on his show last week, Rush Limbaugh did a montage of media commentators discussing the possibility of Zimmerman being convicted of a lesser charge:
Isn’t it amazing? Here comes the media begging, “Can we at least do manslaughter? Oh, my God, we’re not gonna get murder one, can we get manslaughter?” This guy’s gotta get convicted of something. We’re too invested in this. And short of a conviction, the media is saying, “Oh, it would be so, so sad if we had riots.” You can see what’s being stoked out there.
Listen to this 4-minute segment:
Hat-tip: The Jawa Report. I doubt there will be riots in a relatively small town like Sanford, Florida. More likely you would see eruptions of violence in big cities. Of course, if they riot in Chicago, how would it be more violent than any other day in Chicago?
The media’s role in this has been shameful. It is obvious now as it was obvious then that this was a racial prosecution, pure and simple, and yet they cheerleaded for it just the same.
Everybody knows this, even the media themselves, but such is their emotional investment in the narrative, they can’t let go.
From The Other McCain: http://theothermccain.com/